From the Desk of Senior Lead Officer Art Gallegos - Basic Car 7A1 - Published December 2, 2013
The following crime trends are from 11/24/13-11/30/13 which included a total of 7 reported crimes.
Between 11/25/13 at approx 4:30 p.m. and 11/26/13 at approx 8:00 a.m. on the 400 Block of N. Flores St. Suspect broke locks on front window by unknown means. Suspect removed plumbing fixtures and fled in unknown direction.
Burglary From Motor Vehicle:
On /11/29/13 at approx 11:00 p.m. to 11/30/12 at approx 10:00 a.m. on the 400 Block of N. Vista St. Suspect entered unlocked vehicle and removed money and credit cards. No Suspect description.
Grand Theft Auto:
There were two vehicles stolen during this time period.
-800 n Genesee (2010 Honda)
-Rosewood and Gardner (2002 Jaguar)
* The last three remaining crimes were reported thefts in the area. I will begin vacation on 11/27/13 and return 12/29/13 . Please feel free to contact Officer Geoff Taff for any concerns or issues in our area at (213) 590-5410 or email him at firstname.lastname@example.org I want to thank you for the support you have provided me during 2013! I hope that the relationship between the community and the police department only becomes stronger for 2014! Have a Great Holiday Season!
Senior lead Officer
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L.A.P.D. Wilshire detectives report that a home invasion robbery occured on the 400 N. Block of Orlando Avenue between the late evening of Wednesday, July 9th and early morning July 10th...
According to police, the suspects came to the back to door of the residence, gained entry -- surprised the elderly couple living there...One of the residents faked a heart attack while the suspects demanded valuables. The other resident was forced to attempt to open a safe but was unsuccessful.. Frustrated, the suspects took the safe from the home, placed it into the residents vehicle - and fled the scene.
The suspects are described as two male blacks, around 5'11", 25-30 years old, one may have had short hair...
If you have any information about this crime, please contact LAPD Wilshire Division Detectives at (213) 922-8263.
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Reported by the Melrose Village Blog...July 8th, 2013
The Beverly Press has reported that another stabbing has been attributed to a transient.
On June 21, a 27 year old male tourist from Pennsylvania was making a cell phone call in front of a store on Melrose Avenue near Laurel, when a transient rode by on a bike and stabbed the young man in the neck for no apparent reason.
According to LAPD Captain Lillian Carranza, “It doesn’t appear to be a robbery... The guy was bleeding profusely. The business employees called the police and paramedics took him to Cedars. They stabilized him and he is going to recover. It’s fortunate, because it easily could have gone the other way.”
This attack came just three days after a highly publicized incident in which a young woman was stabbed to death at Hollywood and Highland by a mentally ill transient with a long history of violent assaults. As we reported recently, that suspect also worked at the free meal line for transients held every night at the corner of Sycamore Avenue and Romaine Street, near the intersection of Santa Monica Boulevard and La Brea Avenue.
In response to these violent assaults by mentally ill transients, Melrose Action Neighborhood Watch has scheduled a meeting about public safety for next Wednesday, July 17, at 7:30 pm. The meeting will be held at Blu Jam Cafe, 7371 Melrose Avenue (between Martel and Fuller).
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Our area L.A.P.D. Senior Lead Officer Art Gallegos will be at the meeting.
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Late Sunday Evening May 5th at around 11:30pm -- LAPD Wilshire Division responded to a 9-1-1 call in the 700 N. Block of Orange Grove avenue regarding a report of a potential kidnapping... During that investigation --- they discovered a operational DRUG LAB -- with first indications pointing to methamphetamine production. One person was arrested at the scene and an investigation is ongoing.
It's possible more information about this crime will be discussed at our Meeting on Crime set for this Thursday, May 9th at Poinsettia Park.. See below for details.
If you have ANY information that may help in this investigation, please call LAPD Wilshire Detectives at (213) 922-8263...
LAPD Wilshire Division is actively working an investigation on the 500 N. Block of Spaulding Avenue... One person died on that block, possibly of a self inflicted gunshot wound. Apparently it was an elderly gentlemen, a neighbor telling Melrose Action he was maybe 90 years old. For obvious reasons there is on going investigation, but it appears, appears not to be a crime.
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